Nuclear vs Renewables Job Creation video

Here is a short video which describes the job creation potential in South Africa of nuclear and renewable energy.  English subtitles may be switched on or off.

Frame from a video showing a whiteboard with a drawing of South Africa facing a choice between nuclear and renewable energyIntroduction
South Africa needs electricity, and coal power stations need be replaced as they become old. We face a choice.  Either we can build nuclear power stations, or use renewable energy such as solar and wind power. So, how should we choose? Continue reading

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From Russia, with Liability

The minister of Energy signed an agreement with Russia in September 2014. More recently made a ministerial determination to allow Eskom to go ahead with the procurement of nuclear plants for South Africa.  The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) had concurred with this determination.  I sat in for the final day of the three day high court hearings questioning the legality of these dealings.

Drawing of advocate Oosthuisen arguing before the high court, with advocate Unterhalter and assistant

Advocate Oosthuisen driving home a point

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